Manav Seva Sansthan “SEVA”, is a not for profit organization established in 1988, working in North India with a mission to ensure socio-economic development of the poor and disadvantaged resembling vulnerable women and children devoid of basic rights through community based area development approach. Between inception and now MSS has undertaken a number of development programmes in several districts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. MSS’s major focus has been on women and children. Its current programme reaches out to a population of about one million. The organization current development portfolios are child protection and child rights, inclusive development of SC/ST, health and HIV, sustainable agriculture, sustainable livelihood, Gender rights and empowerment, anti human trafficking, migrant rights, disaster management, & climate change.
Mr Umashanker Tripathi (late) was a teacher and associated with teachers association. He was a follower of Baba Amte- a renowned social worker. He used to travel with Baba Amte and have taken active role in various movements that were organized for the welfare of poorest section of society. His friend Mr. D.P. Shukla was a railway employee and leading labor’s union. Mr. Shukla took advantage of his relationship with top Government officials to ensure the welfare of the labourers. In the year 1983 both of them joint hands with few friends and decided to work for the welfare of the poorest communities in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh. As the Movement caught up, a need was felt for establishing a non-profit organization involving the local communities. In 1988, Mr. Uma Shanker Tripathi (late) and his friends founded Manav Seva Sansthan means (organization for the service of mankind).
Registered on 15th July 1988 under the Societies Registration Act 1860 - Registration number: 473/1988-89
Registered on 14th June 1992 Foreign Contributions Regulation Act, 1976 – Registration number: 136470017